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Lord Faulks QC appointed as Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice

Chambers is pleased to announce that Lord Faulks QC, a recent past Head of this Set, has been appointed to the office of Minister of Justice and will be serving in that capacity in the House of Lords as from 20 January 2014.  

This is a proud moment for Chambers and we wish Lord Faulks well in his new post. It will be a demanding...

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1 Chancery Lane members involved in landmark Court of Appeal decision on 7th November 2013.

Regarding case of Japp v Virgin Holidays [2013] EWCA Civ 1371 further details can be found on the PIBlawg please click here

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After a six week trial in the Commercial Court, Mr Justice Popplewell has dismissed all claims made against the former directors of Madoff Securities International Ltd ("MSIL"), the UK company of Bernard Madoff's business, by its liquidator, following its collapse following Mr Madoff's arrest and the exposure of the Ponzi Scheme that he was operating. The...

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British Airways PLC & International Consolidated Airlines Group SA v. Sindicato Espanol de Pilotos de Lineas Areas & Another

English Courts have no jurisdiction under the Judgments Regulation EC Regulation 44/2001 to rule upon the lawfulness of industrial action by a Spanish trade union alleged to have breached the Claimants’ right to freedom of establishment and to provide cross-border services under Articles 49 and 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union...

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Walford v London General Transport Services Ltd: serious injuries claim against bus company and driver dismissed

Judgment was handed down on the 22nd May 2013 by David Pittaway QC (sitting as a QB Judge) following the hearing of the case of Michael Walford v (1) London General Transport Services Ltd (2) Mr Lukeba Mengha. The neutral citation is [2013] EWHC 1367 (QB). Angus Piper of 1 Chancery Lane, instructed by DWF LLP, appeared on behalf of both Defendants.

Mr Walford had...

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Court approves 3.6 million lump sum settlement

The Court approved the settlement of a medical negligence claim against University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust arising out of injuries (cerebral palsy) sustained at birth by a boy, now aged 5. The boy has a life expectancy of 73. Under the Order approved, a lump sum of £3.6m and index-linked periodical payments of £80,000 pa (ages...

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SEPLA challenge to British Airways PLC heard in the Commercial Court

SEPLA's (a Spanish trade union representing the majority of Iberia's pilots) challenge to the entitlement of British Airways PLC (and its parent company, IAG) to bring a claim in the Commercial Court against them alleging breaches of Articles 49 and 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union as a result of SEPLA's alleged opposition to the...

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Madoff Securities Litigation: Ex Turpi Causa defence pleaded

In litigation arising out of the $65 billion ‘Ponzi’ Scheme operated by Bernard Madoff, trial of which is due to commence on June 10, 2013, the Court has allowed Mr Raven’s application to re-amend to plead an ‘ex turpi causa’ defence (a re-amendment adopted by the other remaining defendants).  Field J. April 19, 2013: Madoff...

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